Condom distribution in ANC clinics

Export Indicator

The number of condoms distributed and the average number of days out of stock in ANC clinics.
What it measures

ANC clinics are a significant component of programmes for the prevention of HIV in mothers and infants. It is therefore important to monitor the distribution of condoms and their availability in these settings. This relates to what is sometimes an increased risk of HIV infection during pregnancy, when men are reported to be more likely to engage in sexual behaviour with other partners. The use of condoms during pregnancy and lactation is therefore an essential element in the prevention of HIV in mothers and their infants.
The indicator assesses the volume of distribution and any stockouts of condoms in ANC clinics.


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Method of measurement

Information on the number of condoms distributed can be obtained from programme monitoring records, which usually include details of condom distribution per week, month or quarter. If this information is not available the number of condoms ordered per quarter or some other substitute can be used. In order to measure stock outs a random sample of ANC clinics is asked about the number of days during the preceding month on which no condoms were available for clients. The records are checked and the days are counted. The average number of days on which condoms were unavailable is then presented as the indicator.

Measurement frequency



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Explanation of the numerator
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Strengths and weaknesses

The indicator gives a measure of how many condoms are distributed and the continuity of their availability but cannot provide information on their ultimate use.

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